5 charged in stabbing death of Kalama, Wash., man

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County prosecutors have charged four men and a woman in last month's stabbing death of a 27-year-old Kalama, Wash., man in Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports ( http://is.gd/KyGuPc) that prosecutors allege the four men _ and the victim _ had ties to a white supremacist prison gang. In court papers, prosecutors say the defendants were angry with Derek Wagner for dating the wife of a member and associating with a rival gang.

Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on behalf of all five defendants. They were charged with second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Wagner's body was found Nov. 17 in a Tacoma yard.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com


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